"(T)here is nothing which can better deserve your patronage, than the promotion of Science and Literature. Knowledge is in every country the surest basis of public happiness"
George Washington, the 1st President of the United States
"In today´s knowledge based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn"
Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States
On February 25, 2014, Prof. Peter H. Seeberger held a lecture entitled “Basic Science as Driver for Economy and Society” at The German Research and Innovation Forum - Tokyo, Japan. Some forty representatives of Japanese and German research institutes, universities, companies and governmental institutions gathered to exchange views on economics of science. What science is really worth? What is the value of health and life? How does one measure investment and return? Who is funding scientific research and to whose benefit? No simple questions, even for the prepared minds. ...